New project managers will inevitably need support and guidance from multiple areas, but one of the most critical is access to a peer support network.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.
October 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value
Closing Q&A webinar for October 2018 Book Club on The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value by Lynda Carter.
Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries.
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Use this log to stay on track of descriptions, owners, dates, status and more for project tasks.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
This template provides a solid basis to help project managers define project roles and responsibilities. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.
The project charter is used to set expectations around a project at kickoff. Use this presentation template for kick-off meetings to ensure that all of your stakeholders and sponsors are in agreement on the key project principles. This also gives you an opportunity as the PM to set expectations that if things in this charter are changed after initial agreement, then the project scope, timelines and resources may also need to change.
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Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.
As a new practitioner, there is one thing you can count on: continuous change. It is something you must address throughout your career as a program or project manager.
The first day is in the books—successful or unsuccessful, you are now in “Day 2” of project management. Sure, some of the polish has worn off, but guess what? Those challenges you faced on the first day are still there.
New project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance. Recommendations often appear to be at odds, so what is the new PM to do? Let’s examine the basics so we can make an informed decision...
To succeed, project managers need experience. How do organizations get that experience for their PMs without risking failed projects?
Congratulations! You’ve made it into the ranks of project management practitioners! This seasoned practitioner shares some of the crucial lessons he has learned over the years to help you on your exciting journey.
Experience is the most important quality for a project manager, but knowing how to apply that experience is the true secret to success. And in that regard, new practitioners have the edge.
One of the worst experiences this practitioner had as an inexperienced PM was the first time he had to deal with things going very wrong. It can be a lonely feeling—but it doesn’t have to be.
Whether it’s political change or organizational transformation, the business world can be disruptive (and disrupted) at times. Here are seven ways that you can keep your skills relevant when everything around you is changing.
One of the areas most likely to cause problems on projects is the monitoring and tracking of work. As a new project manager, how do you know how much is too much when it comes to task management?
Inexperienced project managers tend to seek out a lot of advice and guidance. But sometimes, the best person to ask is yourself.
Project management credentials have proliferated. This creates problems for project management professionals and hiring managers alike. How can they compare or rank one over another? And what does this mean for our future development?
There are endless options and considerations when choosing how to ensure ongoing personal development. But if you stand still and depend on past education and current experience, you're unlikely to realize your full career potential.
Just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. As a project manager, you will be told a lot of things. The secret to success is often separating fact from fiction.
Project management is often referred to as management without authority. How do you succeed when you also don’t have any experience?
Not everyone welcomes the opportunity to work on a project, but a project manager can’t afford to carry a disruptive influence. How do you turn reluctance into engagement?
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